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26th Institute on Federal Library Resources Pierce, Sydney J 03 Mar 2004 16:29 UTC

26th Institute on Federal Library Resources
May 10-15, 2004

An intensive study of federal libraries, resources, and careers
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This year's program is the 26th in a series of institutes helping information professionals and graduate students know and understand federal libraries, resources, and career opportunities. It builds on the success of the 1974 - 1999 institutes founded and directed by Kurt Cylke, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in cooperation with the Federal Library and Information Center Committee.  Catholic University's School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce the restoration of this valuable Institute to be held in Washington, D.C., May 10 - 15, 2004.

Federal libraries and information centers lead the way in providing government and citizen access to information. But how many information professionals know about the available resources and understand the issues facing federal libraries in the 21st century? This course delivers skills, principles, and best practices in the world of federal library resources and librarianship with a strong emphasis on interactive panel discussions, on-site visits, and practical exercises. With expert guidance from library leaders, information scientists, government officials, and front-line federal librarians, participants will examine and use federal library resources and data clearinghouses and learn how various federal libraries are meeting the challenges of content management, E-government and metrics requirements, and competitive sourcing. Also included are opportunities to explore career paths for federal librarians and information professionals.

Libraries to be visited include:

Executive Office of the President
Senate Library
Library of Congress / Federal Library and Information Center Committee
Supreme Court of the United States
National Library of Medicine
Defense Technical Information Center
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Smithsonian Libraries

Dr. Patricia Evans of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Library is the Academic Director  For more information please contact the Institute Coordinator, Rebekah Yep, at (202) 319-5085, <>.

The Institute web site and registration are available at
Cost: Credit -- $1815 plus fees; Non-credit -- $1500